adjective \ˈrō-zē\

: having a pink color

: having or producing hope for success or happiness in the future


Full Definition of ROSY

a :  of the color rose
b :  having a pinkish usually healthy-looking complexion :  blooming
c :  marked by blushes
:  characterized by or tending to promote optimism <a rosy outlook>
ros·i·ness noun

Examples of ROSY

  1. <rosy and cheerful after a day outside in the snow>
  2. <that's a particularly rosy view of the economic situation, and one that may not be justified>

First Known Use of ROSY

14th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with ROSY

ROSIER Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈrō-zē\

Definition of ROSY for Kids

:  having a pink color <Gabriel's rosy cheeks stayed pink, even when he slept. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>
:  promising, hopeful <He's a good student with a rosy future.>


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